Sherrie Rose Mayle, Director, 3's and Pre-K Teacher
Sherrie Rose Mayle comes to us from Harker Preschool, where she has been lead teacher for the last three years. Sherrie Rose is a highly experienced teacher with four years director experience and 15 years of early childhood experience. She is also adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College based in Pasadena, Calif.
Sherrie Rose taught junior kindergarten at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, early childhood education at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center T'enna Preschool in Palo Alto, and was early childhood program director at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills. She also holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Early Childhood Education.
Stanford-born, Sherrie Rose served as a board member of the Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children for seven years. She enjoys practicing yoga, photographing her travels and spending time with her husband, two dogs, and turtle; her goal is to travel to all 50 states. Sherrie Rose is first aid/CPR certified by the Red Cross.
Our flexibility and willingness to follow a child's lead will allow remarkable things to happen, if we let them.
Monica Grodin, 2's Teacher
Monica first came to Campbell Parents Participation Preschool in 1990 as a participating parent. Campbell Parents' Participation Preschool gave her a great opportunity to be a part of her children's first school experience. She so strongly believes in the parent participation philosophy that her two boys, both graduates of CPPP, went on to a parent participation elementary school. Monica now brings over 20 years experience working and teaching at parent participation schools.
In addition, Monica was a Preschool Teacher for three years and a Director for one and half years for children ages 2 to 5. Monica received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico, and has her Adult Education teaching credential in Parent Education.
I believe in a child-centered philosophy, which allows children to learn through play and by exploring the environment at their own developmental pace.
Kit Close, Music Teacher
Kit has a love and passion for music and movement with children. She enjoys the happiness music creates in each child and encourages their enthusiasm and energy. She has been playing her guitar and singing with children for over 30 years. Her experience includes a variety of music and movement classes including Jump for Joy, licensed Kindermusik instructor, and teacher for Music for Minors. Whether playing the guitar, bringing in instruments or dancing with streamers, Kit captures the love and enjoyment of music to share with others. In addition, she has been in the preschool education field for many years as a director of a day care facility, teacher/director of a parent co-op, and teacher.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.